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Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs (born October 20, 1982) is an American film, theatre and television actress, best known for her role as Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community. Jacobs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Martina Magenau Jacobs, was a Carnegie Mellon University director of alumni relations at the Heinz College. Her father, William F. Jacobs Jr., was an investment banker.She was raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon. She is of French, German, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her family owned the Jackson Koehler Eagle Brewery, established in 1847 in Erie, Pennsylvania, where her grandfather, John Martin Magenau Jr., served as President and CEO until its closure in 1978. Jacobs began studying acting at the age of eight, and attended acting classes on Saturdays at the Pittsburgh Playhouse while growing up.She performed with the Pittsburgh Public Theater, where she was a perennial contender in the Public's Shakespeare Monologue Contest, leading her to be cast as Titania in its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. After graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2000, Jacobs moved to New York City, New York to attend the Juilliard School, where she was a member of the Drama Division's Group 33. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2004.

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Oct 20, 1982 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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First Appeared:
Movie Fear Street 3 2021-08-13
Latest Project:
In the movie Violence of Action
Known For
Poster of Fear Street 2
Poster of Random Acts of Flyness
Poster of Long Live the Royals
Poster of Tiny Commando
Movie Fear Street 3
Movie Fear Street 2
Movie Violence of Action
Movie Fear Street 1
Movie Come Play Sarah
Movie I Used to Go Here Kate Conklin
Movie Magic Camp Christina Darkwood
Series Weird City
Movie Ibiza Harper
Movie Life of the Party Helen
Series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Herself
Series Random Acts of Flyness Herself
Movie Lemon Tracy
Movie Dean Nicky
Series Great Minds with Dan Harmon Ada Lovelace
Series Love Mickey Dobbs
Series Match Game Herself - Panelist
Movie Don't Think Twice Samantha
Movie Brother Nature Gwen Turley
Series HarmonQuest Chip
Movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Jill
Series Long Live the Royals Rosalind / Katherine (voice)
Movie No Way Jose Penny
Movie Visions Sadie
Movie Life Partners Paige
Movie The Lookalike Lacey
Movie The Big Ask Emily
Movie Walk of Shame Rose
Movie Harmontown Herself
Movie Black or White Fay
Movie It's Not You, It's Me Babe
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Miranda
Series Monsters vs. Aliens Sta'abi (voice)
Movie Made in Cleveland Martha
Series Tiny Commando Mitzi McNeil
Series Rick and Morty Supernova (voice)
Movie Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around Sta'abi (voice)
Movie Bad Milo Sarah
Movie The Great Heidecker/Scharpling Twitter War Young Patient
Movie Crush Shira Wall
Movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Waitress / Katie
Movie Adventures in the Sin Bin Lauren
Series Girls Mimi-Rose Howard
Movie Revenge for Jolly! Tina
Movie Watching TV with the Red Chinese Suzanne
Movie Let Go Darla DeMint
Movie Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet Linka
Movie Helena from the Wedding Helena
Movie Coach Zoe
Series RuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judge
Series Royal Pains Tess Frimoli
Movie Solitary Man Tall Girl
Movie The Box Dana
Series The Good Wife Sonia
Series Community Britta Perry
Movie Gardens of the Night Leslie
Movie Choke Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
Series Fringe Joanne Ostler
Series Traveler Kimberly
Movie Blackbird Froggy
Series The Book of Daniel Adele Congreve
Series Robot Chicken (voice)
Series American Dad! Unknown
Movie Building Girl Katie
Series The Venture Bros. Marsha Backwood (voice)
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sue Smith
Series Aqua Teen Hunger Force Carl's Wife (voice)